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I keep thinking that once the fruit trees and asparagus are in full production I'd like to offer a mini-CSA to people at work. I work in a hospital, and egg sales are great. I think that if I approached folks with a nice flyer (I plan on being very selective!) I could get all the business I could handle. I wouldn't get rich, but it could pay for seed, etc..

Then the other voice in my head says "Are you crazy, you can't keep up as it is!!" I could always take extra produce in and give it away, or even sell sweet corn by the dozen, or blueberries, I suppose. Have any of you tried anything like this? (I live alone and work full-time, plus OT when I have to, so I don't see any help with this). Love to hear your thoughts.
 

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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. I'll give you a condensed explaination: a farmer sells "shares" of his yet-to-be-planted produce. Maybe a share goes for $100. Each week, the person recieves a bag of fresh produce. In spring, it may contain lettuce, asparagus, peas, or whatever the grower harvests in the spring months. Later it may be broccoli, squash, tomatoes, corn, peppers, etc.. A family may wish to buy 3 or 4 shares. You might get eggs or apples or blueberries, it depends on what is available. If you know ahead of time that you've sold 20 shares, you can figure out how much to plant. Again, this is just to give you a very general idea of what a CSA is. People will pay for FRESH, local produce, and it sure helps local growers.
 
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